10 May 2017
A competition to increase awareness of Jersey’s unique marine and coastal environment has been launched by the Department of the Environment.
The department’s Marine Resources Section is replacing its two ageing work vehicles, and is offering Island students the chance to design the look of the new trucks.
The new vehicles, which will, in time, become mobile offices for Marine Resources team members, will be wrapped in a printed ‘skin’ featuring the winning designs, which will reflect Jersey’s marine or coastal environment and the work of the Marine Resources Section to safeguard it.
The skins are being supplied free of charge by the Mansell Collection, and wrapped by Signtech. Mansell Collection Managing Director Leo Mansell will be one of the judges. The others are the Minister for the Environment, Deputy Steve Luce, and a representative from the Jersey Evening Post, ably assisted by Jepson.
The competition is open to anyone between 8 and 19 living in Jersey. The winners will have their design wrapped on one of the two vessels, and enjoy a trip out in the newly decorated pickups to picnic on the parapet of Seymour Tower with the Marine Resources team.
The Marine Resources Section works as part of the Department of the Environment to protect and enhance the natural and built environment, including our sea, water, air, land and buildings.
It is responsible for the management and safeguarding of Jersey’s coasts and seas. Members of the team work with commercial fishermen, anglers and oyster and mussel farmers to ensure our seas and fish stocks are well looked after for the present and for future generations.
The team patrols Jersey’s territorial waters on the Norman le Brocq, inspects the catches of anglers and low water fishermen on our coasts and beaches, and carries out research into commercial stocks and the native and alien species on our shores and in the 800 square miles of Jersey waters.
Download competition art template (550kb)
Link to competition information and rules